Stan Getz

Stan Getz



Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists".[1] Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).



Split Kick
Split Kick is an album by musical artist Stan Getz, released on July 28, 2017.
The Best Of Stan Getz
The Best Of Stan Getz is an album by musical group Stan Getz, released on March 8, 2017.
GetzGilberto is a jazz and bossa nova album, and includes tracks such as "Desafinado", "Corcovado", and "Garota de Ipanema".
The Girl from Ipanema
"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song.

Photos - Stan Getz203

Popular Albums158

Album Appearances & References96

Popular Songs10

Song Appearances & References3

Popular Live Albums13

Live Album Appearances & References2

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers45

Other Music-Related Relationships18

Awards & Nominations2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles940


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Spotify - Top Tracks10


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Jazz Library, Stan Getz Music Played
  –  December 23, 2017
Composer: Guiffre Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Irvin 'Marky' Markowitz, Shorty Rogers (trumpet); Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (trombone); Woody Herman, Herbie Steward, Stan Getz, John 'Zoot' Sims, Serge Chaloff (reeds); Fred ...
New Vibes: Gary Burton In The 1960s
  –  January 23, 2018
Watch Gary Burton perform his composition “Singing Song” with Stan Getz: Read JazzWax blogger Marc Myers’ interview with Burton. Special thanks to Gary Burton.
The 11 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Week
  –  January 22, 2018
And you could cover the walls inside with a tally of all the legends and luminaries that Nash has accompanied or collaborated with during his 36-year career, from his esteemed mentor Max Roach to such jazz giants as Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, and McCoy Tyner.
845 Life: Some of 2017's most interesting individuals
  –  January 21, 2018
From the musical world there was world-renowned jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum, who lives in Woodbury and has played and recorded with the likes of Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Art Farmer, Michael and Randy Brecker, Stan Getz, Miles Davis ...
The Jones Brothers
  –  January 21, 2018
He recorded with Albert Ayler at age 17 and had a career accompanying Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Joe Pass, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillesp Please join me tonight on Jazz Unlimited from 9 pm to midnight on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU for ...
French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure
  –  January 19, 2018
The family hopes the sale to Argos Soditic will allow it to modernize its outdated machines and face down Chinese pressure on a brand known for saxophones played by jazz legends like John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter. “There’s ...
World travels inspire jazz saxophonist and pop-folk songwriter
  –  January 18, 2018
Concerts or recordings by reed giants like Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and John Coltrane helped light the way. He even moved to Dublin for a while before his return and then he left on a seven-year stint playing on cruise ships. “For me it was ideal.
Brooklyn Center For The Performing Arts Presents Kenny Barron
  –  January 17, 2018
Throughout the '80s, Barron collaborated with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, touring with his quartet and recording several legendary albums including Anniversary, Serenity, and the GRAMMY- nominated People Time. Also during the '80s, he co-founded ...
Live! It’s Bryan Nichols and Brandon Wozniak, Recording in the Dunsmore Room, January 13-14
  –  January 12, 2018
Now pianist Bryan Nichols and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak have discovered their mutual affection for the Stan Getz/Kenny Barron recording People Time, and are ready to record their own collaboration with a live audience in the intimate Dunsmore Room this ...
I was fourteen when my family moved into a house, after a decade of living in a converted school bus.
  –  January 12, 2018
Stan Getz and Jao Gilberto, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, and all of us would convene in the kitchen and heap food onto our plates and talk over one another and laugh at each other’s jokes and anecdotes. Then the next day would start and it ...
20 of the best songs to never win a Grammy
  –  January 10, 2018
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," and "Let it Be", but the Beatles whiffed on their first nomination, losing Record of the Year in 1965 to Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz’s “The Girl From Ipanema.” The Stones’ suggestive signature single ...
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